Sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding whoever spray-painted gang symbols in a vacant home in La Quinta.
The vandalism in the 46400 block of Roudel Lane was reported about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff's Sgt. Juan Zamora said.
"This incident occurred at a vacant residence wherein the suspects used spray paint to deface the property with symbols, words, and other gang indicia," Zamora said Thursday.
The sergeant indicated that it would cost "several thousand dollars" to paint over the damage.
Anyone with more information as to the names or whereabouts of the culprits was asked to call the sheriff's department at (760) 863-8990, or Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867. Tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City News Service contributed to this report.